Shaklman, George (History - 1855)


Janet Schwarze




----Source: 1918 History of Clark County, Wisconsin

GEORGE SHAKLMAN, proprietor of a good dairy farm of 160 acres, in Section 8, Washburn Township, was born in Germany, Dec. 1, 1855. His parents were George and Tresia (Hawther) Shaklman. The father, who was a farmer, was educated in Germany, and came to the United States in 1873, with his family, he being then 44 years old. He had been married in 1854 to Tresia Hawther, whose father was Adam Hawther, a farmer, and they had lived together in Germany for nineteen years after their marriage. On coming to America he and his family located first in Jefferson County, Wis., where he bought a fifteen-acre farm, which he worked for about two years. He then moved to town, where he worked at odd jobs and also in the brick yard. He then bought forty acres in Section 8, York Township, Clark County, which was all wild land, and where he settled with his father and mother and two brothers, Joe and Nobat, and one sister, Bobet.


On Sept. 8, 1890, Mr. Shaklman was married to Annie Schmidt, whose father, John Schmidt, was a German farmer, who settled in the Uniied States. He and his wife took up their residence on his farm, where he has since remained. At first he cradled grain and worked with a team for Heine, the proprietor of the sawmill at the place then known as Heinetown. He also worked in the woods for ten winters. Mr. Shaklman now has, 160 acres of land and has built a six-room house and a barn, 92 by 34 feet. For a number of years in early times he was postmaster of Heinetown. Eggs were then five cents a dozen, and butter five cents a pound, both commodities having to be traded for other produce. Mr. and Mrs. Shaklman are the parents of six children: Leo, Flip, Rosie, Frances, Tillie and Albert.



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